Mary Kathleen Koran, 42, and her son, Joshua Eldridge Childs, 23, both of Little Falls, have both been charged in Nicollet County courts with a felony depriving custodial or parental rights and gross misdemeanor contributing to the need for child protection or services. On Dec. 6, 2013, the North Mankato Police Department received a report that [...]

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  As Dr. Kelly Mills, the medical examiner with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office who performed the autopsies on Nick Brady and Haile Kifer, described gunshot wounds found on the bodies, graphic photos were shown on a large projection screen for the jurors and others present in the courtroom, Mills pointed out entry and [...]

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On Thursday, April 24, at approximately 4:35a.m. the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Golden Plump grain truck driver that he had struck a power line with an auger. Significant damage to several poles and lines were discovered near the intersection of 183rd Street and 205th Avenue (County Road 46).  According to Crow Wing [...]

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Sales of integrated robotic arms took off in 2013 By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Pro-Fect Automation, a Little Falls company located in the North Bluff Industrial Park, received an outstanding sales growth award from its distributor, Fanuc America. Pro-Fect is a manufacturing solutions provider specializing in custom automated machines and robotics. It purchases robotic arms from [...]

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No matter the temperatures, the fish are there and they are hungry By Tina Snell, Staff Writer There are lots of variables when going fishing on a normal day. But for opener of fishing, the first big day of the season for avid fishermen and women, there are even more. The temperature of the water can [...]

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Attorney Adam Johnson, assisting the defense of Byron Smith, accused of first-degree murder, moved for mistrial based on defense not having copies of Nathaiel Pearlson’s reports. Pearlson, a forensic scientist with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), gave testimony Tuesday as to evidence collected from Smith’s home the two days following the shooting deaths of [...]

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Area results from Monday, April 21: Baseball: Pierz 9, BBE 1 Junior Cody Meyer threw six shutout innings and senior Mac Gruber homered as Pierz easily dispatched visiting Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE) 9-1 in Monday’s season opener. Gruber’s home run came leading off the bottom of the first and the Pioneers rolled from there, clubbing nine hits. [...]

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The mock car crash scheduled for this Thursday at the Little Falls Community High School was cancelled due to the possibility of rain. It will be rescheduled for sometime in May.

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